#58: Learn to cook 5 dishes

Check off alert!  Check off alert!  This is dish #5.

SWEDISH MEATBALLS (south beach friendly)

These turned out fairly well.  My husband actually ate some, and he usually doesn’t touch my (so-called) cooking.

What I did:

Dash of sea salt, maybe a tsp of fresh ground pepper, and a tsp or so of salt-free grilling seasoning (the recipe called for Allspice, but I didn’t have any).

I put the above in a bowl, then dumped 1.5 lbs extra lean ground beef on top.  Mixed it up really well, then shaped 1″ meatballs out of  it.  It made 32 meatballs, I think.

In a skillet, I heated 2 TBS olive oil over med-high heat, then cooked the meatballs for about 2 minutes per side.

I then reduced the heat to medium and cooked the meatballs about 4 minutes, shaking the skillet to roll them around evenly.

Removed meatballs with a slotted spoon, then turned the heat back up to med-high and added 1 cup low sodium chicken broth.

Let it boil for 5 minutes, reducing the liquid by about 1/2.

Added 4 TBS low-fat sour cream, whisking it in.

Cooked 1 minute, then added the meatballs back in.  Removed from heat, mixed the meatballs well with the sauce, and served with parsley sprinkled on top.

I ate steamed squash with this meal.

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